About the Author

About the Author

I was born on a dairy farm on July 14, 1948. For eight years, I attended a one-room schoolhouse where the total enrollment was 28. The snowdrifts in winter often covered large buildings and obliterated roads. Then followed five years of high school, maintaining my academic standing as rank 1 or rank 2 for my grade. During grade 11, I won a mathematics competition held by one of the most prestigious universities in Canada.

While on a week-long visit to their campus, they offered me early admission. Wisely, I deferred until having completed grade 13. My life was then fairly boring until the age of 45. All I did was get married, become a teacher (mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology), emigrate to Australia, have four children, start three businesses, and become an alcoholic. Twenty-eight days in a Toronto rehab center followed by 11 months of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings made me into the man I once was.

Everything was quite normal for me until the summer of 2016, when I entered into my first extreme manic phase. It was during this time that the seeds of this book (along with three others) were sown. From September of 2016 until October 2018, I completed three books – All about a Man Who says Nothing and Does Nothing, Words of Wisdom, Travels With Wayne Baker, and the fourth (and probably last), which is tentatively called Education in Ontario.

On January 10 2020, my Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder and Manic Depressive “attacks” became so severe that I checked myself into Peterborough Hospital for three weeks. Now I am writing this in my adopted town of Millbrook Ontario.

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